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- n. The act or process of superadding.
- n. Something superadded.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of adding something in excess or something extraneous; also, something which is added in excess or extraneously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of superadding, or the state of being superadded.
- n. That which is superadded.
Ayers responds by rejecting Wilson's divine annexation interpretation of superaddition in favor of a deflationary one.
A subsequent section reviews some of the main positions that have been taken in the debate about the status of the corpuscular hypothesis for Locke, and that same section considers various interpretations of superaddition, since any interpretation of that concept is logically tied to one's view about Locke's stance toward the corpuscular hypothesis.
Locke's concept of superaddition is controversial of course, as noted earlier, but he does appear to embrace action at a distance in his letter to Stillingfleet.
What follows is that, like the word testament without the superaddition of “old” or “new,” the word is misleading where it is not meaningless.
Thumb was an eye-witness to his sorrow, so the covered fruit tart may not improbably be an outgrowth from the old coffin pasty of venison or game, with the superaddition of a dish for the safe custody of the juice.
In aesthetics this means that the work of art is not produced by the mere superaddition of isolated pieces to each other: to join the single parts an essential link is necessary, connecting all of them.
But the superaddition of ceremonies necessarily belonging neither to the institutions of worship nor unto those circumstances whose disposal falls under the rule of moral prudence, neither doth nor can add any thing unto the due order of gospel worship; so that they are altogether needless and useless in the worship of God.
Would then the mere superaddition of metre, with or without rhyme, entitle these to the name of poems?
"Cosmic consciousness in its more striking instances is not," Dr. Bucke says, "simply an expansion or extension of the self-conscious mind with which we are all familiar, but the superaddition of a function as distinct from any possessed by the average man as self-consciousness is distinct from any function possessed by one of the higher animals."
Or I represent all reality extended on nothing as on a carpet: at first was nothing, and being has come by superaddition to it.